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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

A cultural adventure across three vibrant countries, pulsating with colour, energy and life. Explore ancient civilisations and medieval towns, marvel at unique architecture and stunning palaces, haggle in lively medinas and indulge in delicious local cuisine.See the sensational Spanish coastlineStarting in Spain's beautiful city of Barcelona, we'll enjoy Gaudi's incredible architectural gems, including the unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. From Barcelona, our tour of Spain heads south as we travel along the stunning Mediterranean coastline, stopping to visit Valencia, Granada, Alicante and the Moorish city of Murcia.Enjoy Morocco's colourful marketsFrom Granada, we board our ferry and sail over to Tangier in Morocco. Morocco is a country full of colour - you'll see this reflected in the scenery and within all the busy markets. We will visit many cities including Fez, Morocco's oldest imperial city. Here we'll explore the narrow lanes of the famous medina and see the Karaouine Mosque.Explore stunning PortugalEnjoy a panoramic tour of Lisbon, along with city tours of Coimbra and Oporto. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the lovely small townships along the coastline. Sample some local wine!

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Ferry between Spain and Morocco
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $295pp prepaid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 23 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 23 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinner

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking, locally based tour director
  • English-speaking, locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

A Spanish welcome

  • Visit Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and see his famous buildings - Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, in Barcelona.
  • See the truly unique works of art by Antonia Gaudi in Barcelona's G ell Park.
  • Tour Plaza Catalu a, the magnificent Barcelona Cathedral and its cloister, as well as the Gothic Quarter which was formerly an ancient Roman village.
  • Ascend Montjuic Mountain for a panoramic view of Barcelona's city and harbour.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Valencia, one of the most lively and friendly Mediterranean cities.
  • Taste traditional Spanish Tapas in Granada.
  • Admire the intricate detail of Granada's famous Alhambra Palace, a Moorish citadel and one of Spain's most famous attractions.
  • Stroll through Generalife Gardens, the tranquil 14th century summer gardens of the Kings of Granada.
  • Walk through Granada's old town and visit the Royal Chapel, where King Ferdinand and Queen Elizabeth are buried.
  • Visit the small 'white village' of Ronda, one of the most historical towns in Andalusia, set spectacularly above a deep mountain gorge.

Mesmerising Morocco

  • Enjoy a city tour of Tangier including the Sultan's Palace.
  • Visit the impressive archaeological site of Volubilis, once an important Roman city.
  • Explore Meknes, one of the Kingdom's Imperial Cities. See the massive Bab el Mansour Gate and the Old Medina.
  • Wander through the narrow lanes and colourful stalls in Fez's famous medina - the perfect place to stock up on souvenirs.
  • Watch in awe as men standing in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes, process the hides of sheep and goat in the ancient old operation of tannery in Fez.
  • Visit the 16th century monument site of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh.
  • See Marrakesh's Koutoubia Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
  • Take a Moroccan cooking lesson and enjoy the food you've prepared for lunch.
  • Feel the buzz of Marrakesh's Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square walking through the stalls, snake-charmers and other entertainers on your way to dinner.
  • See the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the world.
  • Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of King Hassan II of Morocco, the Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum in Rabat.

Grand Seville

  • Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the biggest in Spain and the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
  • Visit Royal Alc zar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic Kings during the 14th century and home today to the Spanish Royal Family.

Treasures of Portugal

  • Stop in Evora, one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns.
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the most historical and important sights in Lisbon including: the Park Edward VII, Liberty Avenue, Restauradores Square, Rossio Square, the Downtown and Commerce Square.
  • Visit Lisbon's district of Belem, known as the 'Discoveries Quarter'.
  • Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeiteria in Lisbon.
  • Stop in the coastal town of Cascais for a beautiful view of the fishing port.
  • Visit Sintra, a beautiful town situated on the green slopes of a mountain range, filled with palaces and grand residences. Here visit Portugal's best preserved medieval palace, Sintra Palace.
  • Mingle with the students and admire the architecture at the ancient University of Coimbra.
  • See the breathtaking Coimbra Library, a masterpiece of gilt wood-work.
  • Spend some time in Aveiro, a city of colourful houses and numerous canals, known as the 'Portuguese Venice'.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Porto's most attractive areas, including the Ribeira Quarter, St Francisco Church and the Stock Exchange.
  • Learn how port is made and then taste it at one of the many port producers in the city.
  • Relax on an afternoon cruise along the Douro River in Porto.

Spanish monuments and majesties

  • Tour the beautiful town of Salamanca, visiting Casa de las Conchas, the Roman Bridge, Plaza Mayor, the Old and New Cathedrals and the University Quarter - home to famous Salamanca University.
  • Take an orientation tour of Avila, the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus.
  • See the 16-kilometre-long aqueduct in Segovia, built by the Romans to carry water from the mountains to the city.
  • Tour the well-known avenues of Gran Via and Castellana and famous squares such as Plaza de Espa a, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta Del Sol, Atocha, Neptuno, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, Colon and Plaza de Castilla on a sightseeing tour of Madrid.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
27
Price From
AUD $10,995
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Marine/Cruise, Relaxing
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
28 Apr 201824 May 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
05 May 201831 May 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
12 May 201807 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
19 May 201814 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
26 May 201821 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
09 Jun 201805 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
23 Jun 201819 Jul 2018Guaranteed DepartureAUD $10,465
28 Jul 201823 Aug 2018Guaranteed DepartureAUD $10,265
11 Aug 201806 Sep 2018Guaranteed DepartureAUD $10,465
18 Aug 201813 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
25 Aug 201820 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,465 
01 Sep 201827 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,665 
08 Sep 201804 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,865 
15 Sep 201811 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,865 
22 Sep 201818 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,865 
29 Sep 201825 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,865 
06 Oct 201801 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $10,865 
Itinerary
Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Barcelona

Welcome to Spain and the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening.

Day 3. Barcelona

After breakfast, we begin to explore Barcelona. Our first stop is Antonio Gaudi's incredible La Sagrada Familia. We'll see Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter (formerly an ancient Roman village), and Plaza San Jaume, before travelling to the top of Montjuic Mountain for panoramic views over the city and its harbour. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]

Day 4. Barcelona

Today we get acquainted with more of Gaudi's Barcelona. Our sightseeing includes Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, as well as G ell Park home to more truly unique works of art by Gaudi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 5. Barcelona - Valencia

We head south to the friendly coastal town of Valencia, the birthplace of paella. After free time for lunch, we'll take a tour of the old city to see the historic bell tower, cathedral and the lively streets of Barrio de Carmen. [B]

Day 6. Valencia - Granada

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel across the countryside to the historic city of Granada, rich with Moorish influences, with the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Nevada ranges. [B,D]

Special Experience: Tonight we'll enjoy the colourful and elegant bites that make a traditional Spanish tapas dinner.

Day 7. Granada

This morning we'll admire the intricate detail of the famous Moorish citadel, Alhambra Palace. Then wander through the beautifully manicured Generalife Gardens, the 14th century summer gardens of the former kings of Granada. [B]

Day 8. Granada - Tangier

Our first stop today is the town of Ronda, one of Andalusia's famous 'white' villages. Perched above a deep gorge, the town's location is truly spectacular. We'll then cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco by ferry. This evening we'll tour Tangier, including a visit to the Sultan's Palace and old medina. [B,D]

Day 9. Tangier - Meknes - Fez

Travelling to Fez, we visit the impressive ruins of Volubilis, once an important Roman city, dating back to the 3rd century BC. We'll also stop at the Bab el Mansour Gate and the lively old medina in Meknes, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. [B,D]

Day 10. Fez

Fez is another of Morocco's imperial cities. Today we'll explore the narrow lanes and colourful souks of the heritage-listed medina and view the impressive Karaouine Mosque, Medersa Attarine. We'll also visit an ancient old operation tannery, processing the hides of sheep and goat in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes. We'll enjoy lunch in the medina's palace. [B,L]

Day 11. Fez - Marrakesh

We travel to the magical 'Rose City', Marrakesh, blessed with fine gardens, palaces, mosques and legendary walls. [B,D]

Day 12. Marrakesh

Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco and today we visit the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Medina. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: We'll take a cooking lesson in a beautiful Moroccan riad, then enjoy the food we've prepared for lunch.

Special Experience: Tonight we'll make our way through buzzing Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner.

Day 13. Marrakesh - Casablanca - Rabat

This morning we make our way to Casablanca for a city tour, where highlights include the central market, Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Esplanade. After lunch we'll continue to Rabat and see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. [B,D]

Day 14. Rabat - Seville

Today we return to Spain via ferry and travel north to the grand city of Seville, the birthplace of Tapas. [B]

Day 15. Seville

Our morning sightseeing tour includes the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the historic Jewish Santa Cruz and the Royal Alcazar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic kings during the 14th century. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 16. Seville - Lisbon

Crossing the border into Portugal, we stop to explore historic Evora, a beautifully preserved medieval town. We'll arrive in Lisbon in the early evening. [B]

Day 17. Lisbon

This morning we discover captivating Lisbon. Our sightseeing tour includes Park Edward VII and Rossio Square, as well as the district of Bel m, where we'll find the Statue of Columbus, Bel m Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Special Experience: Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeitaria.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. [B]

Day 18. Lisbon - Coimbra

We travel north to Coimbra, stopping along the way at the picturesque coastal towns of Estoril and Cascais. We'll also visit picturesque Sintra, set amongst lush forests and overflowing with palaces. Here we'll tour the Manueline-style National Palace. [B]

Day 19. Coimbra

Nestled on the river, this charming university town was once the capital of Portugal. We enjoy a guided tour this morning and visit the famous university and its breathtaking library. After some free time for lunch we'll wander through the old town. [B]

Day 20. Coimbra - Aveiro - Porto

Our journey takes us along the beautiful Portuguese coast, stopping at Aveiro, the "Portuguese Venice", a town of colourful houses and numerous canals. After lunch we continue to Porto and enjoy a city tour and a scenic cruise along the Douro River. [B]

Special Experience: We'll learn how port is made and get to taste it at one of the city's many port producers.

Day 21. Porto

Today is at leisure for you to relax or explore at your own pace. Synonymous with great food and a friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect place to sit back in a caf along the waterfront and enjoy. [B]

Day 22. Porto - Salamanca

We depart for Salamanca in Spain, an ancient city built from golden Villamayor stone. Once we arrive we'll see Casa de las Conchas, the Roman Bridge, the Plaza Mayor and the University Quarter, home to the famous Salamanca University. [B]

Day 23. Salamanca - Madrid

We travel to Madrid via the walled city of Avila, birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus and the 16km-long Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, built by the Romans to carry water from the mountains to the city. [B]

Day 24. Madrid

Overflowing with palaces, museums and grand squares, Madrid is a truly majestic city. We'll see the highlights on a city tour, including the famous avenues of Gran Via and Castellana, Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Castilla and Retiro Park. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before tonight's group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 25. Depart Madrid

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 26. In Transit
Day 27. Arrive Australia

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